Funen

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Fun Park Fyn
Funen, Denmark
1980-2006

Fun Park Fyn, a small amusement park, was opened during the 1980’s. It offered mostly water slides and a few small motorized rides. Admission was relatively cheap due to the goal being to make it a family friendly park. Unfortunately in 2006, the park closed because the owner went bankrupt.

The park was bought by new investors in 2008 who planned to refurbish and reopen the park. Rumors were that Fun Park Fyn would re-open as a “Hans Christian Andersen Park”. The park sits abandoned and deteriorating to this day.

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The Glavendrup Stone is a runestone on the island of Funen in Denmark dating back to the early 10th century. The stone was ordered by Ragnhild for Alli the Pale: a pagan priest over a holy sanctuary, and a head of a Norse clan/warchief of some kind. The carver also seems to have made an appeal to Thor to hallow the inscription.

The stone contains Denmark’s longest runic inscription and perhaps most famously ends in a blatant curse. The curse itself reads: “A warlock be he who damages this stone or drags it to stand in memory of another.” The use of the word “Warlock” is worth clarifying here. It does not denote that the vandal would gain any magical powers; rather they would just be considered “unnatural” and would otherwise become a social outcast.

That said, the stone is often considered an example of so-called “Rune Magic,” and indeed in Norse society there was a general appreciation for the idea that runes could be imbued with power, and that words once written could make a certain thing true. Rune casting, a type of pagan-style divination, is an example of this. Counters made of wood or bone (or even small stones) carved with runic symbols would be tossed, and depending on how they landed, the thrower could interpret their meaning and potentially foresee the future. The power of runes is made even clearer in Egil’s Saga. In that story, Egil the skald uses runes to heal a young girl who has been cursed by false runes.

The word “rune” means “secret”. Runic magic could be dangerous if the user was not knowledgeable about its secrets. This is revealed in the sagas. A warning against the dangers of using runes without sufficient knowledge features in Egil’s saga, for example. There were many who did not know the secrets of the runes. Even Odin had to sacrifice to himself in order to obtain knowledge of their magic powers. During this self-sacrifice, he went without food and drink for 9 days and hung pierced by a spear at night.

Runes carved upon rune stones also served a variety of purposes. For example, the Glavendrup stone on Funen displays a warning to anyone who dares to damage or move the stone.

The runic inscription reads: Ragnhildr placed this stone in memory of Alli the Pale, priest of the sanctuary, honorable þegn of the retinue. Alli’s sons made this monument in memory of their father, and his wife in memory of her husband. And Sóti carved these runes in memory of his lord. Þórr hallow these runes. A warlock be he who damages(?) this stone or drags it (to stand) in memory of another. This last sentence puts a curse upon anyone who damages the stone or places it as a monument to another person.

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Prologue - pt. 1

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Genre: Smut, angst, fluff, humor - Royal!Au

Warnings: swearing, explicit sexual content, blood and gore, violence, mentions of physical abuse and rape

A/n: If any of the mentioned might be triggering please do not read my story or know that you are reading at own risk. It is my story but I cannot control how my audience receives it.

Rated: M

Summary: The young thief, Y/n, marries the king of Omelas to bring peace to the kingom. The young king and her don’t get along very well with their two very different backgrounds despite some sexual tension… Will they be able to bring peace to the seven kingdoms or will it all go to shit?

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I MADE AN ORIKERO!!!!!!!! i was bored lol

this is funene, a paper keronian so hes RLY lightweight

he has this paper scissor thing (styled as a scarf) that he can make origami out of as weapons (sharp weapons basically) he has high agility

though, his weakness is water; He Hates It

his personality is basically this video

[translation] Denmark Character Song: Let’s Enjoy! Let’s Get Excited! Cheers!

[AUDIO LINK] from hetalia-music
sung by Shimozaki Hiroshi

JAPANESE

楽しむっぺ 盛り上がっぺ 俺の歌聞いてくんちょ

シェラン島 フュン島に ボーンホルム島
ユトランド半島も俺ん家

443の島 けっこうすげぇべ?(いっぺぇだっぺ)
遊びにくんなら歓迎だかんな アクアビットで(乾杯だ)

みんな一緒に飲めば親友だべ
Hvordan går det?

ほら始めっぞ くよくよすんな 俺に全部任せてくんちょ
しんぺえすんな とりあえず 乾杯すっぺよ
北欧一の リーダーシップで 悩みぐれぇ解決すっからよ

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The Kragehul I (DR 196 U) spear-shaft found in Funen that bears the inscription:

ekerilazasugisalasmuhahaitegagaga […]
ek erilaz asugisalas muha haite, gagaga […]
Which is interpreted as “I, the earl of Āsugīsalaz, am called Muha,” followed by some sort of battle cry or chant (“gagaga”)

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One of the funniest things about runic inscriptions is that despite being painstakingly scraped into wood, metal and stone by hand, a process that took hours or days, many of them end with what is essentially keyboard smashing. Here it’s basically equivalent to “jajajajaja”, but in other inscriptions you actually see sequences like “FFFFFFF” and “AAAAAA”, presumably to use the singular meaning of that particular rune in a reiteration. 

Which, to be perfectly clear, is exactly what we are doing now. “ff” means something, but “ffffff” means the same thing, just moreso.

NOTHING EVER CHANGES.